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Table 3 Attitudes toward LGBT patients (n = 235)

From: Medical students’ awareness of health issues, attitudes, and confidence about caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients: a cross-sectional survey

“Please rate the following statements, from strongly disagree to strongly agree”
Statement: Median
(Q1−Q3)
LGB&T patients deserve the same level of quality care from health services as heterosexual patientsa 5 (5–5)
LGB&T patients should only seek health care from LGB&T health clinicsa 1 (1–2)
LGB&T patients should disclose their sexual orientation to their physiciansa 3 (2–4)
LGB&T patients should disclose their gender-identity to their physicians 3 (3–4)
I would be comfortable if I became known among my professional peers as a doctor who cares for LGB&T patientsa 5 (4–5)
I would be comfortable telling my friends and family that I cared for LGB&T patientsa 5 (4–5)
Same-sex sexual attraction is a natural expression of sexuality in humansa 5 (4–5)
A broad diversity of many different gender expressions and identities is natural in humans 5 (4–5)
It is more challenging to conduct a physical examination with an LGB patient than with a heterosexual patienta 1 (1–2)
It is more challenging to conduct a physical examination with a patient who identifies as transgender than with a cisgender patient 3 (2–4)
It is more challenging to conduct a genitourinary examination with an LGB patient than with a heterosexual patienta 1 (1–2)
It is more challenging to conduct a genitourinary examination with a patient who identifies as transgender than with a cisgender patient 3 (2–4)
It is more challenging to discuss sexual behaviour with LGB patients than with heterosexual patientsa 2 (1–2)
It is more challenging to discuss sexual behaviour with transgender patients than with a patient who identifies as cisgender 2 (1–3)
  1. Questions are scored from (1–5). 1 (Strongly disagree), 2 (Disagree), 3 (Neutral), 4 (Agree), 5 (Strongly agree) aQuestions adapted from Parameshwaran et al (Originally from Sanchez et al. [12, 20]